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Buzzi Unicem sees improvements in the USA and Czech Republic

11 February 2015, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's turnover eased by 0.1 per cent last year to €2506m, but ignoring the exchange rate effect there would have been a 3.4 per cent improvement. Net debt at the end of December was 3.1 per cent below the level seen a year earlier at €1063m. Group cement deliveries in 2014 increased by 1.8 per cent to 25.1Mt and ready-mixed concrete deliveries improved by 1.4 per cent to 12Mm³. Domestic reduction in line with overall market Buzzi Unicem's Italian turnover declined by a furt...

Buzzi Unicem finalises Uralcement acquisition

02 December 2014, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem, through its wholly-owned subsidiary Dyckerhoff GmbH, has completed the acquisition of a 100 per cent interest in Uralcement, Russia, from Lafarge. Uralcement is located near the town of Korkino, about 40km south of Chelyabinks. The wet-process plant has a capacity of 1.1Mta. The acquisition lifts Buzzi Unicem's production capacity in Russia to approximately 4.5Mta.

Buzzi Unicem's US profits grow

10 November 2014, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's turnover for the first nine months edged ahead by 0.2 per cent to EUR1898.7m while EBITDA improved by 10.8 per cent to EUR302.5m. The trading profit was ahead by 15.1 per cent to EUR136.1m and net financial charges declined by 38 per cent to EUR50.7m. The contribution from associates increased by 22.6 per cent to EUR36.1m, and the pre-tax profit advanced by 77.3 per cent to EUR121.8m. The tax charge still rose by 63.1 per cent while the minorities charge declined by 36.4 pe...


03 October 2014, Published under Cement News

Lafarge has agreed the sale of its wholly-owned Russian subsidiary Uralcement to Buzzi Unicem for EUR104m and the proceeds will be used to reduce Lafarge's net debt. In May, Lafarge commissioned its Ferzikovo works in Russia, which is better placed for serving the more vibrant Moscow market. Lafarge is selling its 47 per cent stake in its Mexican associate Cementos Fortaleza to the majority shareholder Elementia less than two years after the jointly-owned company was formed. The industria...

Lafarge to sell Russian plant to Buzzi Unicem

16 September 2014, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem, through its fully-owned subsidiary Dyckerhoff GmbH, has reached an agreement to acquire a 100 per cent interest in Lafarge's UralCement plant in Russia for an enterprise value of EUR104m. The 1.1Mta wet-process plant is located in the town of Korkino, some 40km south of Chelyabinks. The transaction is subject to authorisation from relevant authorities. The divestment will contribute to Lafarge's objective to reduce net debt, the French cement major said in statement release...

Morgan Stanley raises Buzzi Unicem rating

19 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Morgan Stanley has raised its rating on Italy's Buzzi Unicem to "overweight" from "equal weight", on a strong upside potential for the cement maker's stock which has underperformed the market since February amid uncertainty over Ukrainian and Russian markets. Around 50 per cent of Buzzi Unicem's earnings per share (EPS) growth in 2015 will come from a double-digit rise in EBITDA, lower financial costs and higher earnings in Mexico, Morgan Stanley said. The research house expect lower sa...

Buzzi Unicem: Italy still declining

04 August 2014, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem's first half turnover improved by 2.7 per cent to EUR1180.7m and the EBITDA rose by 27.7 per cent to EUR138.5m. The depreciation and impairment charges include EUR30.9m in respect of writing off the goodwill in the Ukraine. The first half trading profit recovered from EUR3.1m to EUR14.1m and the interest charge declined by 1.2 per cent to EUR47m and the pre-tax loss was reduced from EUR26m to EUR11.1m. After a tax charge 9.1 per cent higher at EUR9.7m and a minorities charge ...

Buzzi Unicem and Wietersdorfer deal completed

31 July 2014, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem has completed a strategic agreement with Wietersdorfer initially announced in February this year. Under the terms of the deal, Buzzi Unicem is receiving EUR22m from W&P Cementi for its 0.3Mta cement works at Cadola (Italy) and the right to acquire the 0.4Mta Travesio (Italy) cement plant within the next five years. At the same time, Buzzi Unicem is paying some EUR22m for a 25 per cent stake in Salonit Anhovo, the leading cement producer in Slovenia with a capacity approaching ...

S&P affirms Buzzi rating, raises outlook

22 May 2014, Published under Cement News

Buzzi Unicem informs that today Standard & Poor’s affirmed the long-term corporate rating (BB+) and the short-term rating (B) on Buzzi Unicem, revising the outlook to stable from negative.

Buzzi Unicem hit by weak Italian market

28 March 2014, Published under Cement News

On a turnover 2.1 per cent lower at EUR2753.1m, Buzzi Unicem's EBITDA improved by 5.7 per cent to EUR481.2m. After writing down the assets in Italy and Ukraine by EUR57.7m and EUR39.9m, respectively, the trading profit (EBIT) showed a 24 per cent reduction to EUR149.8m. After a net interest charge 12.4 per cent lower at EUR110.5m, the pre-tax profit declined by 35.4 per cent to EUR50.3m. Because of a mismatch between where profits and losses were generated and tax payments, at the consoli...